There are a plethora of events held each year on the island to suit all tastes, we have selected a some of the best to get you started...
Hundreds of people of all ages take part in this charity walk across the Isle of Wight from end to end (although shorter distances are optional) raising money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
A four day festival of the arts, including photography, comedy, art, theatre, literature and music. Spread across a range of venues you will find exhibitions, performances and workshops, perfect for culture vultures.
The Isle of Wight festival needs little introduction as the original festivals in the 60’s and 70’s featured acts such as Hendrix and The Who and was attended by 150,000 revellers. Common sense (and health and safety) mean a slightly reduced capacity for the current festival but you can still attend to watch some of the biggest music acts in the world.
A family friendly, totally unique music festival. With a fantastic range of world music, this eclectic mix of acts has something for everyone.
A week long sailing regatta, with exhibition racing, and aeronautic displays (including a guest appearance from the Red Arrows). With a family day, outdoor cinema, live music and an epic fireworks display, this one not to be missed.
The largest summer show on the Island (not suitable for Vampires). Based at the award winning Garlic Farm, taste an array of delicious local produce (even garlic infused beer and ice cream for the daring) and enjoy the fun fair, demonstrations and wide range of entertainment on offer.
The Ventnor Fringe promotes Ventnor as a place for artists from across the world to come together to perform. Including art, film, comedy and theatre everyone should find something of interest here.